June 1, 2013: David Straite opens STRAITE PLLC in New York.
February 19, 2013: David Straite participated in the Social Media Week debate, “David vs. Goliath: The Global Fight for Digital Privacy." The debate also featured David Pashman, General Counsel to Meetup, Inc., and the event was moderated by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal. An article in Business Insider reporting on the event referred to both Davids as “prominent lawyers.” Abby Rogers, “Even Experts Can’t Agree on the Rules of Online Privacy,” Business Insider (February 20, 2013). See the video on YouTube.
February 6, 2013: David Straite spoke on an panel at the winter meeting of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) in Washington, D.C., called “Structuring Investments – Do I Get to Go to the Cayman Islands?” Panel included Caymans counsel and the General Counsel of the Delaware state pension fund.
October 16, 2012: David's representation of plaintiffs in hedge fund class action noted by Christie Smythe, “Citigroup CSO Fund Investor Sues to Recover $400 Million,” Bloomberg News (October 16, 2012) (noting co-representation by Jake Zamansky and David Straite).
October 5, 2012: David Straite and co-counsel argued on behalf of plaintiffs at oral argument on defendants' motion to dismiss in In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, 12-MD-02314-EJD (N.D. Cal.).
September 4, 2012: David Straite co-representing plaintiff in class action against Citigroup, Inc. on behalf of European purchasers of Euro Notes reported by Daniel Wilson, “Citigroup, Execs Targeted in $9 billion Euro Note Class Action,” Law360.com (September 4, 2012) (identifying plaintiff’s counsel in Rentokil v. Citigroup, Inc., 12-cv-6653 (SDNY) as Darren Robbins at Robbins Geller and David Straite at Stewarts Law).
July 24, 2012: David was a Guest Lecturer for the Legal Talk Network's “Digital Detectives” podcast called “Focus on Privacy.” In the press release announcing the podcast, host Sharon Nelson noted: “There are few things that get people as agitated as the notion that people are spying on them - and it seems clear to me that Facebook was doing exactly that. Scoring David as a guest was a bit of a coup - we were lucky enough to run into him while lecturing in Delaware. Listeners are sure to enjoy David’s thoughtful commentary on the insidious invasions of our privacy which are all too common in the digital age.” Click to hear the full podcast.
June 29, 2012: David was featured in an article by Antonio Regalado, “Why Privacy is Big Business for Trial Lawyers,” M.I.T. Technology Review (June 29, 2012). The author wrote, “During his career as a litigator, David A. Straite has sued money-losing hedge funds and polluting solar-panel makers. These days he has a new hunting ground: the Internet. . . . [He] is something of a pioneer” in digital privacy litigation.
May 21, 2012: David gave a television interview to Channel 10 in Tel Aviv regarding the Facebook Internet Tracking class action.
May 18, 2012: David gave television interviews on BBC World News and SkyNews in London regarding the Facebook Internet Tracking class action.
May 16, 2012: David's representation of investors in the Millennium Global Investments hedge fund noted by Brian Mahoney, “Hedge Fund Hit with $800M Suit Over Inflated Valuations,” Law360.com (May 16, 2012) (identifying Jake Zamansky and David Straite as lead plaintiff’s counsel in Marylebone PCC Limited Rose 2 Fund v. Millennium Global Investments, Ltd., et al., 12-cv-03835 (SDNY)).
May 9, 2012: David Straite joining Stewarts Law and helping to launch two US offices was noted by Legal Business Magazine (UK) (“Stewarts Law Chases the American Dream").
April 23, 2012: David Straite joining Stewarts Law noted by the Wall Street Journal “Comings and Goings” (noting that David “will be based in New York and head the U.S. wing’s investor protection litigation department").
December 6, 2011: David gave a radio interview to Ian Bush, CBS News (Philadelphia) to discussed the recent digital privacy lawsuits against Carrier IQ, Inc., a smartphone software designer that allegedly tracked key strokes and other sensitive user information without user consent.